Your First Visit to Our Dentist
We understand it can be difficult searching for a new dentist and that your priority is finding a dentist you can trust. We have a patient-friendly process that ensures your comfort and convenience. This is a brief description of what to expect during your first visit to Streets of St. Charles Dental in St. Charles, Missouri.
A Guide to Your First Visit
Welcome to Streets of St. Charles Dental in St. Charles, Missouri! We understand it can be somewhat challenging to find a dental office you feel completely comfortable with. At Streets of St. Charles Dental our dentist and friendly staff is always welcoming and will assist you with the numerous services we offer.Read more about A Guide to Your First Visit
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During your initial meeting at our dental office, our dentist will thoroughly discuss with you the various treatments that we offer including those that specifically suit your needs. Our dentist will be ready to answer any questions that you may have about your oral health and suggested treatments.
New Patient Paperwork
If you are pleased with the initial meeting, our team will further assist you in scheduling an appointment for a formal check-up. Before the appointment, you will be required to fill out new patient forms along with providing any prior dental history/records. We suggest that you arrive at least 20 minutes prior to your scheduled appointment to ensure that you have plenty of time to fill out these forms.
For your convenience, our office also provides the choice of filling out the forms before coming to the clinic. This means that you may visit our website and fill out the enrollment forms online. This information will be stored in our database and evaluated prior to your session. Once our dentist reviews your health history forms and your appointment is set, you will be ready to meet our dentist again and begin your formal dental examination.
The paperwork consist of two forms that must be fully completed. One form contains your personal information such as name, age, home address, etc. In addition, you will be required to complete a medical history form. In this form, you must provide complete information regarding past medical treatments, dental problems and, if you have dental insurance, details about the policy and the insurance provider.
When filling out the forms it is important to be precise and provide all the significant details as to avoid any misunderstandings that may or may not have an impact on your future treatments.
After reviewing your dental health history, our dentist will examine your gums, teeth, and mouth. This procedure is known as a comprehensive exam, through which our dentist will observe the state of your dental health and hygiene. An important part of the comprehensive exam is the cleaning. The teeth and mouth are thoroughly cleaned before moving onto the x-rays so that there are no extra particles in your mouth at that time.
Our dentist will look for any sensitivity, decay, and redness around the gums and teeth during the examination, and explain any findings. Even though our dentist will review your medical and dental history in the forms you filled, he might still ask you questions about your teeth while examining them. This is common and can help our dentist identify anything unusual or any information not mentioned in the new patient forms.
After conducting the comprehensive exam, our dentist will take an X-ray of your mouth, which will give a clear picture of the status of your teeth and jaw. X-rays usually don’t take more than a few minutes and are completely safe. These scans are taken to better analyze oral disruptions, diseases, and cavities.
Post Examination Discussion
Once the initial dental check-up is completed, our dentist will discuss the results with you. Our dentist will explain any findings such as irregularities or decay in your mouth, along with your overall oral health, and will mention the various treatment options that are offered at our clinic. Our dentist will suggest the most appropriate and detailed treatment plan for your specific needs, customized to your requirements and your dental issues. You will also have the opportunity to clarify any doubts or questions that you may have regarding your oral health.
After this initial exam, you will receive the total cost of the procedure and discuss the available payment plans, if interested. At this time, you may also inquire about any other costs and the treatments suggested by our dentist. You may also discuss with the doctor any insurance coverage that you may have, in case you are planning to use your insurance to pay for the treatment.
After meeting our dentist and discussing possible dental treatments in detail, we will schedule a follow-up session at your convenience. These follow-up sessions will be mostly for cleaning and preparing your teeth for the upcoming procedures.
We suggest visiting our office twice a year to prevent any cavities, tooth decay or any other oral health issue. During these routine checkups, the teeth are usually cleaned and treated to ensure that they remain in good shape. In addition, during these routine check-ups, our dentist can track your oral health condition and work on any preventive procedure to maintain your teeth in good shape.
Visit our office today or call us at 636-493-6494 for an appointment. Our team will provide ais ready to answer any questions that you may have, including driving directions to our office.